It’s that time again – awards season is here! We’ll be watching (and live tweeting!) the 2016 Golden Globes this Sunday. In preparation, we put together a slideshow of our favorite jewelry looks from last year’s Golden Globes. We loved Naomi Watts and her fierce snake statement necklace, and Anna Kendrick’s classy pink drop earrings. Jennifer Aniston also made it to the top of our list with some dangly black and gold earrings, while Viola Davis pulled off the silver cuff trend flawlessly.
In honor of Jennifer Aniston‘s recent marriage to Justin Theroux, we’ve curated one of the brightest and blingyest jewelry retrospectives of everyone’s favorite girl next door. Glam out like a ’90s Rachel Greene or even relive the 2009 rom-com classic, He’s Just Not That Into You with these Aniston-approved, sleek and sophisticated sparklers! Love the look? Click each image for more.
While the 2013 Oscar jewelry red carpet sported stunning star looks from Jessica Chastain’s elegant “Old Hollywood-inspired” Armani Prive copper dress paired with 1960s Harry Winston diamonds, to Naomi Watts also in a shimmering Armani Prive frock and 20 carats of Neil Lane, I felt like I was Dorothy stuck in Kansas – never to enter the technicolor wonderland of Oz.
No emeralds. No sapphires. No rubies. No significant gemstone moment to speak of. It’s the first time tasteful diamond looks dominated on all of the nominees – as if the stylists sent a memo to keep things icy.
And Anne Hathaway, this century’s ‘go-to’ style star had a rare miss with a last minute switch from a Valentino frock to a pale pink Prada number, with darts in all the wrong places and a Tiffany and Co back necklace that saved her look from being an all-out fashion faux-pas.
While lovers of high fashion and classic diamond accessorizing will drool over the night’s stand-out trend – the back necklace (Anne Hathaway’s aforementioned Tiffany piece and Jennifer Lawrence in dainty Chopard diamonds), it was Jennifer Garner’s stunning 200-carat diamond and dark platinum Neil Lane statement necklace that made my mouth water. Great Gucci dress. Great jewelry. Great (nominated!) husband. What more do you need on Oscar night?
Diamond wristwear was the other big trend of the night with nominee, Amy Adams sporting a stunning Moawad diamond bracelet, Charlize Theron dazzling in a cuff-sized Harry Winston piece, and Jessica Chastain in a twisted diamond and yellow gold Harry Winston stunner – among many others.
Rare color statements made a splash with Renee Zelwegger sporting a rockin ruby and diamond cuff by Van Cleef & Arpels, and Jennifer Hudson dazzling in blue and green gemstone jewels by Sutra to match her skin-thin frock by Roberto Cavalli.
But gone are the Angelina Jolie emeralds and the jaw-dropping statement necklaces of Awards Shows’ past. Gone are the green statements. The blue statments. Heck – even the RED statement was only represented by the biggest A-lister fashion UNDERstatement, Jennifer Aniston.
Instead Veronica Lake wavy hair and a flashy manicure seem to be the accessories of choice these days.
And Helen Hunt did her best “Sharon Stone shocks in Gap” statement by wearing a dress by H & M (albeit with $700,000 worth of diamond accoutrements sewed in to the seams).
And then there’s Jane Fonda doing her best to bring back the 80s. Neon yellow? In dress form? Yellow gold? Are those shoulder pads? Now THIS is a fashion statement. I kinda love it. You?
Weigh in with your thoughts, jewelry hounds. And be sure to check in with my sugar momma, Jewelry.com tomorrow with our ‘Oscar Jewelry for Less’ sale. Ba-ling!
Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us faster than a Charlie Sheen relapse, jewelry hounds, and the holiday of love has me thinking: Why is it that only couples get to celebrate Valentine’s Day? And more importantly? Why is it that only women who are in a RELATIONSHIP get the jewelry spoils from this bling-filled occasion?
It’s high time single ladies get in on the Valentine’s Day action too. Starting now.
Besties like Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, for example, should get each other diamond heart pendants this year – or Eva Longoria should splurge on a diamond right hand ring to celebrate the fact that she no longer has to put up with basketball highlights and boring conversation!
|1/2ct Diamond Heart Pendant, $199.93|
Mothers can give to daughters, daughters can give to mothers…
|Mother & Child Diamond Pendant, $74.19|
Or maybe your favorite teacher, bartender, or (in Charlie Sheen’s case) lawyer deserves a little love this Valentine’s Day?
|3/8 ct Diamond Flower Right Hand Ring $234.01|
You get the idea, right? I’m just saying that the ‘romantically involved’ shouldn’t have a monopoly on a holiday that celebrates meaningful relationships. And (more importantly) diamonds. Thoughts? P.S. JewelClub is having a Valentine’s Day Sample Sale this week, and the merch is selling faster than (fill in the blank….) at a Charlie Sheen house party (click here for more). Get while the gettin’s good!
When Angelina Jolie wore those stunning emerald earrings to the Oscars in 2009, I forgave every boring, black, Elvira-esque red carpet snorefest she made me endure from my glamorous spot on the sartorial sofa.
But the emerald glow has faded and, well, I just can’t take it anymore.
If A-listers like Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston are going to “black pants suit” and “gold hoop” their way through their red carpet careers, I thought at least Angelina – that Brad Pitt-stealing, action-adventure-starring, minx of a movie star – would bring us the lower-jaw-drop moments we so desperately crave.
Here she is in Los Angeles earlier this month for the Salt premiere. Black dress, diamond studs. Wake me when it’s over.
Maybe she’s making a statement that the woman who has everything shouldn’t bask in the glory of a diamond tiara every time she makes a public appearance. But I’d settle for a chandelier earring from time to time – maybe a cuff?
Is anyone else as bored as I am? Or do I need to spend time worrying about more important matters. Like the Vogue September issue?
The little black dress. It’s timeless. It’s elegant. But it’s the equivalent of a ‘forfeit’ on the red carpet if you’re an A-lister like Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox. What’s the rub? Once you’ve got syndication royalties rolling in you can throw in the fashion towel? Aniston, in particular, wears basic, boring, black to nearly every movie premiere (perhaps she’s in mourning for a good script) – and don’t get me started on her (dare I say its name) ‘pants suit’ to the star-studded ‘I’m Just Not That Into You’ red carpet. Every once in a while? Fine. But to every. single. friggin. event? Enough already! But I digress. The leading ladies did look lovely at the recent Women In Film celebration in Century City this week (maybe it was a black and white dress code, who am I to judge?). Loving the big hoop looks on these ‘Friends’, despite the basic black. Hair jewelry is another hot trend I’m spotting like this sparkly headband on Emily Blunt (in BLACK Elie Saab): And Zoe Saldana continues to hit it out of the park in a (white!) MaxMara gown with black and white diamond drops: What are your thoughts on the basic black bonanza? Should I step away from the ledge and chillax? Who wore your favorite look? Weigh in!
Aside from the much-anticipated Angelina Jolie / Jennifer Aniston showdown, jewelry fashion was the talk of the town leading up to last night’s Oscar telecast. Diamonds? Gemstones? Gold? Would the stars bring out the bling, or would the economy force the A-list to keep the diamonds on the down-low?
Well, thank the jewelry gods above that the stars ignored the gloom and doom-ers and positively lit up the red carpet with jewels – from giant statement looks to tasteful, show-stopping diamond glamour.
The Statement Makers included a fiery Amy Adams in red Carolina Herrera and a lobster bib-sized Fred Leighton gemstone statement necklace from the 1950s, a sparkling Taraji P. Henson in Roberto Cavalli and a vintage diamond flower necklace – also from Fred Leighton, and Heidi Klum who rocked a Roland Mouret red dress with $900,000 worth of Lorraine Schwartz diamond jewels. And, of course, my winner of the night, Angelina Jolie, in Lorraine Schwartz emeralds, who reminded me how much fun it is to gasp aloud at the televsion.
Light colors with tasteful diamond looks also made a frequent appearance last night. Oscar-winner and Woody Allen muse, Penelope Cruz, looked stunning in vintage Balmain and a 69-carat cushion cut diamond necklace, a 21-carat starburst yellow diamond ring, and 11-carat diamond stud earrings – all from Chopard. That’s $3 million in diamonds in case you were wondering. Odios Mio!
And Anne Hathaway surprised us all with her musical-theater skills and her impeccable fashion sense as she glowed in Armani Prive and Cartier. I take back every evil pants-suited remark I made, Anne, after boo-hooing my way through that Shirley MacLain tribute to you.
Also on the light side of fashion was Marisa Tomei in Versace and vintage jewels from Van Cleef & Arpels that included a 1941 diamond and sapphire bracelet, a 1960 diamond ring, and 1973 lapis and diamond earrings.
Color couture added a much needed rainbow effect as Natalie Portman was the prettiest in pink Rodarte and rocky diamonds studs, Freida Pinto stunned in purple Galiano and gemstone drop earrings, and Alica Keys shimmered in a lilac Armani Prive frock with jaw-dropping diamond-leaf earrings.
And what is a red carpet without our Metallic Mavens? Viola Davis won the category in my book with a shimmering Reem Acra gold gown and a series of icey diamond bangles. Tina Fey, whose schtick with Steve Martin made me fall in love with her all over again, wore the most stunning silvery Zac Posen number I’ve ever seen on her. And Jennifer Aniston finally gave up the black (and the pants suit) for a bejeweled Valentino number with minimal bling.
And much like Hugh Jackman’s bizarre interpretive Reader dance and the weird attempt to make a Wall-e/Jai-Ho mash up (Peter Gabriel was SO right to opt out of that one), there were some missteps worthy of mention.
Melissa Leo’s mismatched jewels did nothing to help her unfortunate gown choice, Beyonce totally misfired with this gaudy gold and black number from her mother’s line, and the ‘age appropriate’ police needed to arrest both Miley Cyrus and Sophia Loren. Not a good choice there, ladies.
And I’m going to get flack for this, but I thought both Kate Winslet and Meryl Streep could have chosen better this year. And Sarah Jessica Parker was just a bit too Glinda the Good Witch for me. There. I said it.
But all in all, the Oscars gave this jewelry hound a glittering night to remember full of worthy winners, fashion marvels and jewels, jewels, jewels. Weigh in with your own musings, jewelry lovers!
And stay tuned for my Oscar After Party jewelry remix with Halle “can your husband be any more gorgeous?” Berry, Madonna, Mickey Rourke’s Loki choker and more…
I’m still sifting through the glittering jewelry looks from last night’s Oscar extravaganza, but I’d like to just take a moment to revel in the beauty of Angelina Jolie’s shocking Colombian emerald jewelry. If the jewels, the Oscar nomination, the front row seats and the arm candy wasn’t enough to put Jennifer Aniston over the edge last night, I don’t know what will. While I am admittedly a card carrying member of Team Aniston, the quiet elegance of Angelina’s black Elie Saab gown was perfectly complimented by her Lorraine Schwartz 115 carat emerald teardrop earrings and her silver dollar-sized 65 carat right hand ring. Bravo.
Despite America’s wish for a more dramatic Jen-Angie showdown, it appeared as if the main characters in our favorite media-contructed love triangle weathered the awkward Oscar storm well. Jennifer got through her tepid animation schtick right in front of the stoic couple without stumbling, and Brad and Angie mastered their “I’m so interested. No. Really.” for her benefit. But the emeralds, people. I’m thinking those green Colombian beauties will go down forever as one of Oscar’s best jewelry moments. Am I wrong here? Have Angelina’s wiccan ways seduced me over to the dark side? Who do you think won the showdown last night?
The premiere of the highly anticipated chick flick He’s Just Not that Into You starring Jennifer Aniston took place last night in Los Angeles, and, Jen, I have to say it. I’m just not that into your pants suit.
Why oh why does one of the hottest stars on the planet have to disappoint me so with this boring fashion display? For a girls’ night out with Courtney or a John Mayer concert, sure, the pants suit could be a cool “I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan” look. But for the premier of the biggest chick flick since Sex and the City? C’mon! We need our fashion fix from the girl next door. And it doesn’t come in the guise of a (snore) pants suit no matter how much cleavage you show, Jen, or boring gold pendant necklaces you layer.
In fact, despite the star wattage on the red carpet from the likes of Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, and Jennifer Connelly (looking both skeletal and sequined) – no one really hit the ball out of the park on this red carpet. Let’s hope this fashion showing is not as lackluster as what promises to be a pretty funny film.
Drew Barrymore continued her ‘almost but not quite’ red carpet showing in a Lanvin dress with an awkward length but lovely pony-tailed hair, make up and diamond clusters. From the neck up, we’re a go.
And a newly brunette Scarlett J. wore a strapless Oscar de la Renta bed spread from what I can gather, yet her orange gemstone earrings and ruby right hand ring accessorized the look well.
Orange worked a bit better on Big Love’s Ginnifer Goodwin, whose flower statement necklace won the night in my book, but her mini Bottega Venetta dress didn’t photograph well, and the strappy sandal silhouette didn’t quite work.
Quick side bar: Will that strappy gladiator pump look just get buried already in the fashion graveyard along with Crocs and Ugg Boots? And pants suits at high profile premiers? Please?
He’s Just Not that Into You opens nationwide on Friday.
Jennifer Aniston is speaking frankly for the first time about her much-publicized split from Brad Pitt in the December issue of Vogue. Finally!
We’ve been waiting to hear how the former Mrs. P felt about the break-up heard ’round the world – particularly since Angelina Jolie told Vogue in 2006 that the she started her relationship with Brad on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith – while Jen and Brad were still married.
“There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time I was unaware it was happening,” Aniston told Vogue.
“I felt those details were a little inappropriate to discuss.”
“That stuff about how she couldn’t wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool.”
Uncool indeed. Aniston goes on to detail that her rebound relationship with Vince Vaughn “literally brought her back to life”.
And her thoughts about Pitt?
“We have exchanged a few very kind hellos and wishing you wells and sending you love and congratulations on your babies,” she said.
“I have nothing but absolute admiration for him, and I’m proud of him! I think he’s really done some amazing things!”
And what about marriage for Pitt now that he is a father six times over? While Brangelina has famously vowed not to marry unless the gay marriage ban is
repealed, they have recently admitted that their children may force the issue.
“…sooner or later it will be the kids who ask us (to get married). You know, they see films and start asking questions. Such as, ‘Why are Shrek and Fiona married and you’re not, ” Jolie told the Italian edition of Vanity Fair in October.
Perhaps Brad will design the engagement and wedding bands for their nuptials, like he did for Jen the first time around. Their rings were the talk of the jewelry world in 2005 when they sued the manufacturer for $50 million for reproducing the unique, heart-inspired engagement ring and simple wedding band complement without their permission.
Let’s just hope our favorite girl-next-door gets another chance to put some bling back on that ring finger. If the rumors about her plans to have a baby with musician, John Mayer, are true, America may just get a chance to breathe a collective sigh of relief for our girl! Ring fingers crossed!